lithophane

noun
lith·​o·​phane | \ ˈli-thə-ˌfān How to pronounce lithophane (audio) \

Definition of lithophane

: porcelain impressed with figures that are made distinct by transmitted light also : an object of this material

First Known Use of lithophane

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithophane

probably from German Lithuanianophan, from Greek lithos + German diaphan diaphanous

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The first known use of lithophane was circa 1889

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“Lithophane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithophane. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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